Chicago Tribune: Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show

Chicago Tribune: Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show

  Katherine Skiba, David Heinemann and Todd Lighty  July 13, 2017 Days earlier, the financier from suburban Lake Forest gave an interview to the Journal about his quest, and it began publishing stories about his efforts in late June. The Journal also reported it had seen emails written by Smith showing his team considered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, […]

Rachel Maddow: Behavior by Trump-lawyers raises questions of competence

Rachel Maddow: Behavior by Trump-lawyers raises questions of competence

Editor’s note: Rachel Maddow filed an extraordinary piece tonight on all the President’s lawyers. THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 7/13/17 Trump lawyer e-mail meltdown raises questions of competence Rachel Maddow looks at the oddly aggressive streak in Donald Trump’s legal team and reports on an angry meltdown by the head of Trump’s legal team, Marc Kasowitz, in […]

FP: DOJ Settled Massive Russian Fraud Case Involving Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr.

FP: DOJ Settled Massive Russian Fraud Case Involving Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr.

BY JENNA MCLAUGHLIN  JULY 12, 2017 Democratic congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee want to know why Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly settled a money laundering case in May involving the same Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential election to offer “dirt” on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to […]

McClatchy: Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation

McClatchy: Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation

BY PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON JULY 12, 2017  Investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation – overseen by Jared Kushner – helped guide Russia’s sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link […]

NYT Editorial: Donald Trump Jr. Makes the Russian Connection

NYT Editorial: Donald Trump Jr. Makes the Russian Connection

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Published JULY 12, 2017 All along, the truth was right there in the emails — Donald Trump Jr.’s emails, that is, which he released publicly on Twitter Tuesday morning after learning that The New York Times was about to publish their contents. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NYT Opinion Page In language so blunt and obvious […]

NYT: Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said.

NYT: Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said.

By JO BECKER, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO JULY 11, 2017 The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for […]

NYT: Trump Jr. Was Told of Moscow’s Link

NYT: Trump Jr. Was Told of Moscow’s Link

By MATT APUZZO, JO BECKER, ADAM GOLDMAN and MAGGIE HABERMAN JULY 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to three people […]

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